Redshift Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Redshift for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is f.lux, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Redshift and 15 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Redshift are Iris mini (Freemium), Desktop Dimmer (Free, Open Source), Iris (Freemium) and Shifty (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 26, 2021

    1. Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?
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      f.lux vs Redshift opinions
      Almost everyone thinks f.lux is a great alternative to Redshift.
      f.lux is fantastic! I've been using it for about a year now, and my eyes have never felt better. It's incredibly important to protect your eyesight when you're staring at a screen all day.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      redshift seems to have limitations in windows
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. Iris mini is free and minimalistic version of Iris. Small. Minimalistic. Free. Portable. Automatic. Awesome for everyone. Just double click and it will work.
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    3. Enables darker-than-dark Desktop dimming for your displays. - Small resource footprint, minimal User Interface. - Settings are persisted and restored per-Display without any configuration.

      Discontinued

      The last commit to the project is from November, 16 2017 and it gave some users a bunch of deprecation errors when they tried to install and run it.

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    4. Iris is software which makes monitors healthy for the eyes. With iris you can reduce the blue light emitted from your screen for better sleep, reduce the brightness of your screen without PWM and avoid eye pain.
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    5. Shifty was made to expand the capabilities of the built in Night Shift feature in macOS. You can disable Night Shift for specific apps and custom time periods. It also provides easy access to a slider to fine tune your color temperature.


    6. NightTone makes your screen more comfortable, enjoyable and healthier by shifting the colors of your display to a warmer, eye-friendly palette. It makes you sleep and feel better.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Synchronize your external monitor brightness with built-in display. Application reads current brightness of your built-in display and passes it to external monitors via DDC interface. You can adjust brightness by menu in system status bar.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Shady puts a shade over your screen to help soothe your tired or dazzled eyes. You can use it to reduce your Mac's brightness far below the usual minimum, without any risk of damage to your screen.
    7. Nocturne is simple app for switching a computer to night vision mode. It has a few tricks up its sleeve: color correction, window shadow toggling, and background removal.

      Discontinued

      The project has been abandoned. Last version, 2.0.0, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from Google Code Hosting

    8. Turn Off the Lights for Desktop is a powerful, helpful app to dim your whole desktop and protect your eyes at night. Turn Off the Lights for Desktop allows you to work, play in a dark environment without damaging your eyes.
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